Thousands of pro-Mursi protesters take to the streets of Alexandria
Friday, August 16, 2013 - 00:34
Aug. 16 - Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi take to the streets of Alexandria on a 'Day of Rage'. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi marched in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Friday.
Angry at the violent dispersal of two six-week-old sit-ins in Cairo on Wednesday, supporters of Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood took to the streets on Friday in cities across the country in what the Brotherhood dubbed a "Day of Rage".
Demonstrators in Alexandria carried banners against Army Chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the man who led the overthrow of Mursi on July 3, on the back of mass popular protests against his rule.
Brotherhood supporters are demanding Mursi, Egypt's first democratically elected leader, be reinstated.
Discussions aimed at ending the two Cairo sit-ins peacefully failed earlier in the week and banners depicting those who died in the military crackdown on the protest camps could also be seen on the marches.
The body of a demonstrator who died in recent clashes was carried along with the march, his funeral, like many others in Egypt, part of the protest movement.
The Egyptian army has deployed in major cities across the country hoping to limit the damage cause by the wave of demonstrations on Friday.
In calling for a "Day of Rage," the Brotherhood used the same name as that given to the most violent day of the uprising against President Hosni Mubarak. That day, January 28, 2011, marked the protesters' victory over the police, who were forced to retreat.
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